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AposTherapy Centre London

AposTherapy Centre London

Show Phone NumberBupa Centre West End, 53 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HR
4.2 / 5  Excellent
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
Sunday

Popular Treatments

Back Pain Treatment
Biomechanical assessment
Ankle Injury Treatment
Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
Knee Rehabilitation
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About AposTherapy Centre London

Every AposTherapy patient’s personalised treatment is based around an individually adjusted unique biomechanical system. Patients wear the personally adjusted footwear device whilst performing their daily routine tasks, achieving two widely applied rehabilitation principles with every step.

 Firstly, by adjusting the foot’s point of contact with the ground (the centre of pressure), the biomechanical system changes the forces acting on the various joints of the lower limb and low back. When calibrating the system, the AposTherapist considers which specific structures need to be supported or offloaded, in order to provide the patient with symptom relief. This decision is based upon the findings from the clinical interview, physical assessment and computerised gait-lab, as well as the pain, function and quality of life questionnaire scores.

The second rehabilitation principle is the introduction of micro-instability through perturbation during the entire gait cycle (and any other weight bearing activity). This refines the control of the central nervous system with every movement the patient performs. Again, the introduction of appropriate perturbation for the patient is done at the system's calibration stage. Combining correct body alignment with micro-instability represents a breakthrough in the treatment of knee pain. It is only when the patient experiences pain and symptom relief, that it becomes possible to instil optimal patterns of motion.

The unique therapeutic effects of the biomechanical system are achieved with two convex Pertupod™ discs (pods which provide perturbation), inserted under the main weight bearing areas of the foot - heel and forefoot. The AposTherapist adjusts the Pertupod™ discs in every possible direction (anterior, posterior medial and lateral), as well as adapting their height and resilience. The appropriate level of perturbation is introduced by selecting the convexity level of the Pertupod™ caps. This is determined by a number of factors including the patient’s age, overall condition, proprioceptive abilities and neuromuscular control. The goal is to challenge the patient in a manner which is barely perceptible, so that perturbation, creating micro-instability, can be controlled throughout the multiple movement repetitions performed as part of daily routine. Every biomechanical system is personally calibrated to suit the individual patient and their unique therapeutic needs. The device’s rehabilitative elements are all concentrated on the base of the device, with the most visible part of the device, the shoe, having no therapeutic role. The shoe is merely a platform which serves as an anchoring device to fasten the Pertupod™ caps to the forefoot and heel.

The calibration process must be achieved in conjunction with the patient. After personally adjusting the device in accordance with all the relevant parameters, the AposTherapist then asks the patient to walk with the device. The patient’s gait is closely examined, in order to observe any changes in movement patterns, with relation to the patient’s symptoms and clinical findings. The system's calibration is then refined and the patient asked to walk with the system for a second time, while his gait and symptoms are assessed once again. This process is repeated until both the patient and AposTherapist are satisfied that the ideal calibration has been achieved to produce optimal therapy outcomes. At this point the personalised treatment is defined, specifying how therapy will be performed at the patient’s convenience.

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from 2 verified reviews Patient Reviews of AposTherapy Centre London

"Overall I have been impressed by the treatment and the staff"
90%Reviewed 10 Oct 2016 Review verified by email.
Treatment Received: Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
I went to AposTherapy in October 2014 with a torn meniscus. The initial consultation was very thorough and the staff were very empathetic. Within a couple of weeks I noticed a definite improvement in my knee and carried on with the treatment for 12 months being able to ski and do lots of hill walking. Unfortunately in the February of this year(2016) I twisted my knee whilst skiing and the pain was far worse than before. I had a MRI scan which confirmed I had torn the meniscus further! It looked likely I would need surgery has the discomfort was quite considerable (pain rating 7/10). I went back to AposTherapy and I have seen Chris and Reema who have been excellent. The pain has now reduced mainly to 2/10 and some days even less.

I am able to go walking in the country again, though I have'nt tried any serious mountaineering I am far more mobile than I was. Still not sure about an operation down the line but overall I have been impressed by the treatment and the staff.
Keith, London
Treated By: Chris and Reema
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Keith UK
"I would highly recommend this treatment for anyone suffering from knee discomfort or pain."
90%Reviewed 02 Jul 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Knee Rehabilitation
I am 69 years old and have been attending the Apos Therapy centre for just over 2 years, and am noticing a big improvement both in mobility and degree of pain or discomfort.
Recently whist on holiday in Barcelona I was able to enjoy days out which involved doing more walking than I previously thought possible. This included climbing lots of steps as well as general walking.
I would highly recommend this treatment for anyone suffering from knee discomfort or pain.
I do not need to use pain killers or any other treatment.

The staff are always helpful and friendly, and the clinic is attractive and well- run.
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Gillian UK
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Provides

Orthopaedics

Physiotherapy

Premises

Public transport access

Physiotherapy

 
Ankle Injury Treatment

Foot and ankle pain found in youth can originate from a number of sources. These include bone fractures, sprained ligaments, muscle injuries and tendon or fascia inflammation, as well as disorders present from birth. In most cases, treatment focuses on reducing pain and inflammation. However, without adjusting the loads acting on injured structures and retraining muscle control, symptoms usually recur. AposTherapy offers an effective treatment for conditions of the foot and ankle, allowing multiple repetitions of gentle therapeutic exercise to be performed in the person’s own environment, as part of their day-to-day routine. With each step, AposTherapy relieves the load on the joint as the foot makes contact with the ground and introduces controllable micro-instability, instantly reducing symptoms and returning muscle coordination.

 
Biomechanical assessment
 
Knee Rehabilitation

AposTherapy for Knee osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of pain and disability, worldwide. Cartilage breakdown partly explains the degenerative nature of knee osteoarthritis, but a major part of the process is due to muscular weakness and loss of control. An effective therapy must then reduce stress on the knee and prevent muscular imbalances that occur as the joint bends and rotates. AposTherapy redistributes the forces acting on the affected area by re-aligning the body and restoring neuromuscular control. Patients report a significant reduction in pain and improvement in their joint function and quality of life.Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis and describes the degeneration of the joints. The body is constantly repairing the daily wear and tear on our joints; however, osteoarthritis develops when the body can’t maintain this repair process. Knee osteoarthritis is the most common form of osteoarthritis affecting 50% of people aged 65 and above. Whilst most experience relatively mild symptoms, for one in ten people, their knee pain and joint stiffness are debilitating. Over the last two decades research has shown that the muscles that stabilise and move the joint play a key role in the development and the deterioration of knee osteoarthritis. Weakness and loss of neuromuscular control of the quadriceps, as well as other muscles around the knee and the hip, is thought to be a precursor to the degenerative process. The first apparent change is usually cartilage damage, which increases over time, eventually causing the underlying bony surface to become exposed with growth on the edges of the joint, visible by X-ray.

Based on the latest evidence regarding the central role biomechanics plays in osteoarthritis, AposTherapy offers a novel approach for the treatment and management of the disease. AposTherapy readjusts the distribution of your bodys weight away from the damaged area of the knee joint, with the aim of reducing the

 
Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation

Chiropractic

 
Back Pain Treatment

Lower Back Pain

AposTherapy provides an effective treatment for low back pain regardless of whether a disc protrusion is present or not. The treatment works by realigning the joints to reduce the pressure passing through the spine. This relieves pain and allows the patient to move more easily and with confidence. In cases where a disc bulge is present the treatment puts the body in a better position for the natural healing processes to occur. Through this adjustment of loads AposTherapy is able to decrease the work required by the muscles surrounding the spine, so enabling them to relax and preventing muscle bracing. This is important as it stops the body from learning poor muscle patterns which intensify joint loads and increase low back pain. The muscles activity becomes more balanced and they learn to work efficiently. This supports the back and prevents future problems from developing.

Orthopaedics

 
Orthopaedist Consultation

Insurance

Private Patients Welcome

BUPA

Mr Ed Butler

Job Title:
  Physiotherapist
Specialisations:
  Physical Therapy, Physiotherapy

Ms Lauren Taylor

Job Title:
  Physiotherapist
Specialisations:
  Physiotherapy

Ms Amy Heinemans

Specialisations:
  Physiotherapy

Mr Tom Astley

Job Title:
  Physiotherapist
Specialisations:
  Physiotherapy
Show Phone NumberBupa Centre West End, 53 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HR